All Elite Wrestling presented their latest big show earlier tonight, AEW: All Out from The United Center in Chicago, IL. It was a killer show, with lots of great action, but it came on the heels of the promotion cutting ties with its top Chicago-based performer, CM Punk. Punk was terminated this weekend following Tony Khan and AEW’s internal investigation into a backstage altercation he had with Jack Perry at AEW: All In London.
Just now, at the AEW: All Out media scrum, I asked Khan if any punishment had been handed down to Perry following the investigation. Khan confirmed to Haus of Wrestling that Perry has been suspended indefinitely, and he has not been at any AEW TV tapings since AEW: All In London. Earlier in the scrum, I asked Khan what changes he would make to the way AEW operates to prevent another Punk-line situation from occurring, and he chose not to respond.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics also asked about Punk, pushing the AEW President about whether Punk has a non-compete clause following his termination. Khan chose not to address that question, either, as he did not want to get into the specifics of Punk’s release, but he did go out of his way to thank The Second City Saint for his contributions.